Free Science Events in Toronto for January 2014

December 28, 2013 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the January calendar. January's highlights include: January 12: The Origin...

The Best Cookbooks of 2013

December 27, 2013 | Jeannette

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It’s that time of year again. It’s the end of the year and the time where people pick their favourite books published this year. There are a number of lists out there: best science, children’s, business and e-books. I've decided to share some of the best cookbooks of the year....

Winter is here. Play it up!

December 23, 2013 | Ann

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Two days ago, the Winter Solstice arrived and (happily) the daylight hours will increase from this point forward. So, if you are stuck on what to do when the temperature dips below zero degrees Celsius, here are some winter activity suggestions available: Credit: Pinterest features Ontario Parks is a...

NYCL Talk: Contemporary Canadian Architecture

December 20, 2013 | Muriel

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Come and join us at North York Central Library, designed by renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, for a talk by Marco Polo, from Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science, on: Contemporary Canadian Architecture Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in the North York Central Library auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to...

The best science books of 2013

December 13, 2013 | Carolyn

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Every December I like to spread the word about some of the great popular science books published over the course of the year. Here are selected titles from lists of the best science books of 2013. I've chosen books on a broad range of subjects available in a variety of...

Winter Holiday Concert For All Ages: Cassava Latin Band at North York Central Library

December 5, 2013 | Muriel

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Winter Holiday Concert For All Ages: Cassava Latin Band at North York Central Library Concourse Friday, December 27, 2:00 p.m. Sing! Dance! Clap! Warm up the winter with the alluring rhythms of South America. All ages, drop-in, no registration required. Cassava Latin Band is a Toronto-based band which performs different...

The Social Aspects Of Foo-ood!

December 2, 2013 | Ann

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Thanksgiving Day and Halloween provided some interesting caloric hurdles to overcome. The Winter Festive Season is coming up and packed with holiday cheer and opportunities for more food-related celebrations. It appears as though we humans never seem to get a break from food temptations. Television advertisements, cooking channels, billboard signs,...